|Human, More or Less
A preview of Golem, the upcoming Android novel
|The Identity Trilogy | Published 10 October 2011|
I holstered the weapon, pulled on my own bulletproof jacket, and pulled on the knitted black skullcap Shelly gave me our first Christmas as partners. She had given me the hat because she worried that my head got cold. I had told her that only the synthskin of my face registered temperature, and I could control the temperature of all my synthskin, but she had insisted. I wore the cap for her, really, but I also knew it disguised the metal back half of my skull and made me more acceptable to humans on some level. I never wondered if it was so I would look more human for Shelly. I chose to believe that she accepted me as I was. I had never seen any indications otherwise.
–Golem, Mel Odom
Under suspicious circumstances
Back in July, we announced the upcoming release of Golem, a novel based in the dystopian world of Android. In our preview of the first chapter, we met New Angeles detective Drake 3G12RC, a bioroid wrestling with a disturbingly human problem; today, we’re pleased to present chapter two (pdf, 160 KB), now available on the support page.
For more from author Mel Odom, read about his background and influences in our two interviews: Detective, Machine, and More and The Machine’s Creator. Keep checking back for future previews of Golem, and in the fourth quarter of 2011, prepare to enter the world of Drake 3G12RC!
Mel Odom’s The Identity Trilogy is a series of novels set in the Android universe, and it tells a story of murder, manipulation, and mystery in a world where humanity and technology collide.